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File #: 220053    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/6/2022 In control: Council
On agenda: 1/27/2022 Final action: 1/27/2022
Title: Amending Chapter 46, Code of Ordinances, entitled "Noise Control" by repealing it in its entirety and enacting in lieu thereof a new Chapter 46 entitled "Noise Control" of like subject matter, consisting of sections 46-1 through 46-49.
Attachments: 1. Noise Ordinance (Chapter 46) - Fact Sheet, 2. Noise Ordinance (Chapter 46) - Fiscal Note, 3. Noise Ordinance (Chapter 46) - Comparison 2015 - 2021, 4. Noise Ordinance (Chapter 46) - Summary of Changes, 5. 220053com, 6. 1.26.22 Noise Ordinance Presentation (002), 7. Authenticated Ordinance 220053
ORDINANCE NO. 220053

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Amending Chapter 46, Code of Ordinances, entitled "Noise Control" by repealing it in its entirety and enacting in lieu thereof a new Chapter 46 entitled "Noise Control" of like subject matter, consisting of sections 46-1 through 46-49.

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WHEREAS, outcomes from noise disturbances have been shown to negatively affect the health of residents; and

WHEREAS, lack of sleep is associated with anxiety, contributing to substance use disorders, and increasing the severity of psychiatric symptoms, and may play a role in cardiovascular risk factors; and

WHEREAS, in children, sleep disturbances can impair cognition and worsen attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; and

WHEREAS, the City always seeks to improve its laws to fill in gaps and make them more effective to improve the quality of life for its residents; and

WHEREAS, these changes to the current Noise Code involve entertainment districts, mixed-use developments, refuse and recycling vehicles and the creation of a new administrative citation process for enforcement; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY THAT:

Section 1. That Chapter 46, Code of Ordinances, entitled "Noise Control" is hereby amended by repealing it in its entirety and enacting in lieu thereof a new Chapter 46 of like name and subject matter, consisting of sections 46-1 through 46-49, to read as follows:


ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL


Sec. 46-1. Title of chapter.

This chapter shall be known and referred to as the city noise control code or the noise code.

Sec. 46-2. Findings; general policy.

(a) The city council finds that:

(1) Excessive sound is a serious hazard to the public health, welfare and safety and the quality of life;

(2) A substantial body of science and technology exists by which excessive sound may be substantially abated; and

(3) The citizens of the city have a right to and should be ensured an environment free fro...

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